New Zealand will chase the no. 1 ranking in Test cricket when they face Sri Lanka in the opening game of a two-match Test series at the Galle International Stadium on August 14, 2019 (Wednesday). The opening day of the first SL vs NZ Test is scheduled to start at 10:00 IST (Indian Time). A 2-0 clean sweep of the Test series will help the Kane Williamson-led New Zealand topple India to reach the peak of ICC Test rankings, while Sri Lanka fight to avoid another white-wash. In case you are looking for the best Dream11 fantasy cricket picks for batsman, bowlers, all-rounder and wicket-keepers for the SL vs NZ 1st Test match at Galle, please scroll down for all information. Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Cricket Score 1st Test Match.
Kane Williamson’s side are unbeaten in their last five Test series and will be buzzing with confidence when face the Lankans having already beaten Dimuth Karunaratne’s team twice in two-Test series at home in the last four years. Karunaratne’s men also were thrashed 3-0 by England at home and although they surprisingly clean-swept a two-match Test series against South Africa at home just months before the disaster against England, things really haven’t gone their way since then. Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 1st Test Match 2019 Preview: Kane Williamson & Co. Eye Top Spot in Test Rankings.
Trent Boult and Tim Southee are only four and six wickets away respectively from reaching 250 Test wickets. Both can become the second or third-fastest to reach the milestone for the Black Caps having only 61 and 65 Tests respectively. Richard Hadlee is the fastest New Zealander to achieve the feat. Meanwhile, skipper Kane Williamson can overtake Virat Kohli and reach the peak of the Test batting rankings with another good series outing. New Zealand, therefore, have a lot at stake in this two-match series. Sri Lanka similarly have many things on the line including the career of many of once stars. Here’s are the ideas for dream11 fantasy team for the SL vs NZ match. SL vs NZ Test 2019: Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews Included in Sri Lankan Squad for 1st Test.
SL vs NZ – Dream11 Team Prediction – Wicket-keepers: Users can pick as many as 4 wicketkeepers – ranging from 1-4 – in their Dream11 fantasy team. Both teams have solid wicket-keepers in their squad. But Kusal Perera should be the first choice wicket-keeper owing to his current form. BJ Watling has more experience but playing at home Perera has been in great form and recently hit a match-winning century against South Africa in the second Test.
SL vs NZ – Dream11 Team Prediction – Batsmen: Kane Williamson should lead the batting attack of every fantasy team. Jeet Raval and Oshada Fernando are two young batsmen to watch out for and can be included. Angelo Mathews, Dimuth Karunaratne, Ross Taylor are the safe and more experienced option.
SL vs NZ – Dream11 Team Prediction – All-Rounders: Colin de Grandhomme and Angelo Mathews are the two best more experienced all-rounder in both the squads. de Grandhomme can smash every ball out of the park and should be the first choice especially with uncertainty regarding the bowling of Mathews. Mathews hasn’t bowled much in the last two years and is being played as a specialist batsman.
SL vs NZ – Dream11 Team Prediction – Bowlers: Trent Boult and Tim Southee are among the best red-ball bowling pairs in world cricket at the moment although Southee doesn’t have age by his side. Both are also chasing personal records and may come out firing in the Galle Test. Ajaz Patel and Dhananjaya de Silva are the best spinning options available, while Suranga Lakmal and Neil Wagner are two other options.
SL vs NZ – Dream11 Team Prediction: Jeet Raval, Oshada Fernando, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Kusal Perera (WK), Angelo Mathews, Colin de Grandhomme, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Ajaz Patel, Dhananjaya de Silva.
The result was a 1-1 draw when Sri Lanka and New Zealand faced each other in a two-match Test series in the Lanka nation in 2012/13. Since then Sri Lanka have played the Black Caps six times – all away from home – and lost five games. New Zealand are chasing history even as they aim to continue their Test dominance while Sri Lanka, who are undergoing a massive transition, will hope for quick revival.